Joe Frazier (Smokin' Joe Frazier) was an American professional boxer. He was born in Beaufort, South Carolina, U.S. on January 12, 1944. Frazier made his professional boxing debut at the age of 21 against Woody Goss on August 16, 1965. He was a heavyweight world champion. He died on November 7, 2011 at the age of 67 years. Frazier is a Hall of Famer.
In a career spanning 16 years and 3 months, Joe Frazier fought 37 times with 32 wins, 4 losses, and 1 draw. By his last professional fight on December 3, 1981, Frazier's record stood at 32-4-1 (27 KOs). In total, he fought 212 rounds of professional boxing in 37 bouts.
|Total Title Wins||4|
|Title-Fight KO Wins||8|
|Losses via KO||3|
|37||Dec 3, 1981||37||Floyd Cummings||Draw||MD|
|36||Jun 15, 1976||32||George Foreman||Loss||TKO5|
|35||Oct 1, 1975||31||Muhammad Ali||Loss||RTD14|
|34||Mar 2, 1975||31||Jimmy Ellis||Win||TKO9|
|33||Jun 17, 1974||30||Jerry Quarry||Win||TKO5|
|32||Jan 28, 1974||30||Muhammad Ali||Loss||UD|
|31||Jul 2, 1973||29||Joe Bugner||Win||PTS|
|30||Jan 22, 1973||29||George Foreman||Loss||TKO2|
|29||May 25, 1972||28||Ron Stander||Win||RTD4|
|28||Jan 15, 1972||28||Terry Daniels||Win||TKO4|
|27||Mar 8, 1971||27||Muhammad Ali||Win||UD|
|26||Nov 18, 1970||26||Bob Foster||Win||KO2|
|25||Feb 16, 1970||26||Jimmy Ellis||Win||RTD4|
|24||Jun 23, 1969||25||Jerry Quarry||Win||RTD7|
|23||Apr 22, 1969||25||Dave Zyglewicz||Win||KO1|
|22||Dec 10, 1968||24||Oscar Bonavena||Win||UD|
|21||Jun 24, 1968||24||Manuel Ramos||Win||TKO2|
|20||Mar 4, 1968||24||Buster Mathis||Win||TKO11|
|19||Dec 18, 1967||23||Marion Connor||Win||TKO3|
|18||Oct 17, 1967||23||Tony Doyle||Win||TKO2|
|17||Jul 19, 1967||23||George Chuvalo||Win||TKO4|
|16||May 4, 1967||23||George Johnson||Win||UD|
|15||Apr 11, 1967||23||Jefferson Davis||Win||TKO5|
|14||Feb 21, 1967||23||Doug Jones||Win||KO6|
|13||Nov 21, 1966||22||Eddie Machen||Win||TKO10|
|12||Sep 21, 1966||22||Oscar Bonavena||Win||SD|
|11||Jul 25, 1966||22||Billy Daniels||Win||RTD6|
|10||May 26, 1966||22||Al Jones||Win||KO1|
|9||May 19, 1966||22||Chuck Leslie||Win||KO3|
|8||Apr 28, 1966||22||Don Smith||Win||KO3|
|7||Apr 4, 1966||22||Charley Polite||Win||TKO2|
|6||Mar 4, 1966||22||Dick Wipperman||Win||TKO5|
|5||Jan 17, 1966||22||Mel Turnbow||Win||KO1|
|4||Nov 11, 1965||21||Abe Davis||Win||KO1|
|3||Sep 28, 1965||21||Ray Staples||Win||TKO2|
|2||Sep 20, 1965||21||Mike Bruce||Win||TKO3|
|1||Aug 16, 1965||21||Woody Goss||Win||TKO1|
Joe Frazier was active from from 1965 to 1981. He started boxing professionally at 21 years of age; Frazier debuted against Woody Goss on August 16, 1965, and defeated Goss via 1st round TKO.
He had his first world title fight at the age of 24 on March 4, 1968 after 19 professional fights against Buster Mathis for the heavyweight NYSAC (vacant) title. Frazier defeated Mathis via 11th round TKO to become the new heavyweight champion of the world.
Frazier's notable victories include wins over Bob Foster, Muhammad Ali, Jimmy Ellis, George Chuvalo, Jerry Quarry, and Joe Bugner. For a complete list of Frazier's best performances refer to Joe Frazier's best fights.
His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Floyd Cummings at 37 years of age, on December 3, 1981. The fight ended in a 10 round majority decision draw.
Frazier was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 1990.
Joe Frazier fought for world titles in four fights and won three of them. In total, he won three belts at heavyweight (WBA, WBC, The Ring). He was a one-time undisputed heavyweight world champion.
Frazier knocked out 27 of his 37 opponents. By his last fight, his KO ratio was at 73%. Of his total 32 wins, 27 of them were via KO (84.4%).
Joe Frazier had a total of four losses in 37 fights — two of them in title bouts and two in non-title bouts. He suffered his first loss against George Foreman via 2nd round TKO in his 30th fight — his 29 fight win streak came to an end with this loss. He was stopped three times and lost once via decision.